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« Reply #15 on: Nov 25th, 2007, 07:56am »

I'm a D'Addario fan. I keep trying others then coming back.
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 30th, 2007, 2:18pm »

D'Addario XLs'. 0.010 through 0.046.

I played Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys for years and one day decided to try something else. Low and behold, the D'Addarios seem to hold their tone longer, so I've stuck with them.

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« Reply #17 on: Dec 3rd, 2007, 10:29am »

D'Addario for me as well .011 - .049 EXL 115 sets. Ernie Balls sounds great if you have tons of money and can afford to change strings constantly, but the D'Addarios last for quite awhile.
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 16th, 2008, 10:23am »

DÁddarios 9's for most but i use GHS Nickle Rockers for a vintage tone on my Music man Silhouette Special and Super V's on my GMP Korina V again for a vintage tone.

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« Reply #19 on: Feb 9th, 2009, 5:54pm »

The Elixer nano-webs sucked tone out of my SC 245. They definitely don't have that new string brightness either. Their dull IMO.

For cheap long-lasting strings, it looks like I'm going to stay with Blue Steels for now.

But I learned from some jazz folks, and I'm dead serious about this:

Thomastik Infeld are some of the best I have ever played and heard. These are truly studio quality strings. If you want to hear what a high quality string sounds like, get a set of Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Swing (mine came with a flat wound AND steel G) or Bebop series, or mix and match (unfortunately). The tinplated versions [correction, I may have had brass coated high strings] have lasted longer and sounded better than any "long lasting" string I've ever tried. This is how strings are suppose to be made and sound IMO. Their other product lines are probably just as nice and may suit your style better.

I usually buy mine from Just Strings. They are expensive, but worth atleast a try so you know what you're missing. wink
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« Reply #20 on: Feb 12th, 2009, 9:54pm »

Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky strings....however with all the great talk of D'Addario's, I just may have to try a set and see what happens.
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 17th, 2009, 7:46pm »

I've had DR Tite-Fit Big-n-Heavy strings on my strats, pauls and 335 for 2 years now. I used EB, GHS and D's. The D's I liked till I found DR, good quality hand wound strings that sound outstanding.
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 7th, 2009, 05:13am »

Just changed to Dean Markley JZ's on my Les Paul. They sound good. Darker.
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 9:54pm »

Been using D'Addario 13-56s for a while. Haven't found a better string to me.
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« Reply #24 on: May 5th, 2009, 05:47am »

I use DR Blues 10-46 on most of my guitars but on my Strats, LP's and guitars I tune down I ues 11-49's for that thicker tone!
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« Reply #25 on: Oct 17th, 2009, 01:11am »

I like the GHS Burnished Nickel. Nice vintage pure nickel sting with warm tone. They are every so slightly polished or "burnished" to give it a little bit smoother feel. Great for slide playing.

Before that I was using DR Pure Blues. I like the sound of them better than the GHS strings I use now, but I just kept having durability issues with them. They seemed to get get loose and springy feeling the longer you played them during a gig. And then I just could not keep them in tune by the last set. Maybe it has something to do with the "round core" that they use.
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« Reply #26 on: Oct 17th, 2009, 05:06am »

Snake Oils here, more consistent in tone than others that I've tried and long lasting 0,011 - 0,048 Rock formula.

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« Reply #27 on: Oct 20th, 2009, 9:48pm »

DR Tite Fit -010 - .050 MH set. For my drop tuning guitar, GHS Boomers in a .010 - .060 set. That works great for drop B.

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« Reply #28 on: Oct 20th, 2009, 9:50pm »

on Oct 17th, 2009, 05:06am, Giga wrote:
Snake Oils here, more consistent in tone than others that I've tried and long lasting 0,011 - 0,048 Rock formula.

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Man, I use to use these until I got jacked on two straight orders. Good strings though.
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« Reply #29 on: Oct 21st, 2009, 10:48pm »

Sadowsky Alloy 52

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